Lucia Capellaro

Baroque Cello
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Based in London, Lucia enjoys a busy performing life playing the baroque cello, cello, and viola da gamba. She works as a chamber musician, continuo cellist and leader, across Europe, Asia, and throughout the UK.

Lucia completed her Masters in 2013 at the Royal Academy of Music, where she received the Distinction of the prestigious DipRAM award, studying under Jonathan Manson. Her first class BMus (Hons) degree was received from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2009.

In November 2014, Martin Parr’s production, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, featuring Lucia and Katherine Heath at the Rose Playhouse was rated as one of the six best productions in London by Alexandra Coghlan at theArtsDesk.com. Pairing Shakespeare’s sonnets with music for solo cello, it was acclaimed as ‘Gentle and melancholic, inventive and profoundly moving’; ‘Revelatory . . . beautifully intimate . . . minutely choreographed’; ‘A coup de theatre . . . skilful . . . tender . . . delicate’.

Lucia has worked alongside some of the most influential baroque musicians including Sir Christopher Hogwood, Rachel Podger, Laurence Cummings, Dame Emma Kirkby, Elizabeth Wallfisch and Jeffery Skidmore. During her studies, Lucia has taken part in many masterclasses with musicians such as Daniel Brüggen, Raphael Wallfisch, Alexander Baillie and Alison McGillivray.

She performs in world class venues such as the Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, St John’s Smith Square, the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, and St Martin in the Fields.

Lucia has extensive recording experience, performing live on BBC Radio 3 and in many studios including Abbey Road. Recent recordings include a debut CD with countertenor Meili Li and Ensemble Senesino, and Forgotten Vienna with The Amadé Players under the Resonus Classics.